DNV GL has awarded Iberdrola with the project certificate for its Wikinger offshore wind farm in Germany.
The certification covers all stages of the design assessment and implementation phase of the inter-array cables, as well as the turbines and offshore substation, including their support structures.
DNV GL stated that the process was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie).
The certification started with the application of the standard BSH 7005:2007-06 and continued with the application of the standard BSH 7005:2015-12 during the implementation phase, the company added.
“We are excited that we successfully supported Iberdrola along the different project stages to achieve the approvals from the national authority and finally the project certificate," said Fabio Pollicino, Service Line Leader for Project Certification at DNV GL.
“The evaluation of the implementation phase has been performed according to the most recent BSH standard 7005 issued in 2015. This version provides a clearer guidance to the national requirements."
The 350MW Wikinger wind farm comprises 70 Adwen 5MW turbines located off the north-eastern coast of the German island of Rügen.
The final turbine was installed at the site in October 2017 and the project was linked to the national grid two months later.